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Advantages of Smart Radar detection over loops any other technology
UHD Smart Micro Radar devices are a superior alternative to in pavement Inductive loop vehicle detectors. Inductive loop detectors have proven to be very, expensive to install and maintain over the life cycle of the intersection and are a point of premature failure of pavement by way of saw cuts in the pavement.
Entirely removing the requirement for saw cutting into the pavement to install wire and sealant will greatly enhance the longevity of pavement in particular at stop lines where SCATS loops are the regular point of failure for pavement.
Smart micro UHD radar has effectively demonstrated it can replace a conventional SCATS loop in terms of operational performance.
Loop cutting is a dirty resource intense business, The end to end process of saw cutting and sealing asphaltic pavement creates unwelcome noise , dust and concrete slurry which is required to be disposed of carefully. Over an intersections operational life this cycle of unnecessary waste is continually repeated numerous times.
A true dual purpose sensor
Cycle counting has emerged a region of interest for all road authority’s. A smart micro sensor in addition to intersection control will count and classify traffic and cyclists. Additional virtual detection zones are easily placed without any additional infrastructure
Roadworks create real challenges for network operators. One significant benefit of virtual detection is that detection zones can be moved to accommodate temporary lane required changes, projects can deliver SCATS functionality long before final seal is laid.
Minor seal repairs or civil projects often damage inductive loops unintentionally creating additional drain on TMC resources to implement fixes.
There is no detection downtime waiting for TMP approvals or pavement repairs, radar continues to function at 100% regardless of the pavement condition.
Improved safety for field technicians
To accurately diagnose a in pavement loop failure field technicians are required to access a Kerb side termination box. This can be in an entirely dangerous location that may require expensive tempo- rary traffic management, Network owners benefit by removing risk to contractors and employees alike.
Reliable in all conditions
Radar unlike other technology is not affected by poor weather ,sun strike or vehicle illumination. A radar sensor will continue to operate correctly without regular cleaning unlike a lens based solution.